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I don't generally recommend sculptures, fountains, etc., but the Ehekarussel is really something... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
Boulder, Colorado
Nice fountain

Worth a look at as you walk around the old city centre. This is however in one of the more modern... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
Oldham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2019

I don't generally recommend sculptures, fountains, etc., but the Ehekarussel is really something special & over-the-top. I recommend starting with your back to the U-Bahn exit and walking around slowly counterclockwise. One forewarning: there are some pretty morbid parts to this fountain so those with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank rachelradler
Reviewed 6 December 2018 via mobile

Worth a look at as you walk around the old city centre. This is however in one of the more modern parts just inside the city walls. The story of love and “decay”.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve_Grant1
Reviewed 8 November 2018

This is an interesting sculpture in Nurnberg. Not my favorite but worth a look at for its different views of marriage through the years. You really have to look closely at all the different characters in it. Nurnberg has a lot of great sculpture though...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

such a beautiful piece of art . Its very interesting to look at, great for taking pictures with. I was not aware of what it represent, but just enjoyed the view.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Diana700
Reviewed 9 October 2018

We did not like the sculpture of this fountain. If this is supposed to represent married life than obviously the sculptor did not have a good experience(s).

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 6 October 2018

The fountain is located in the shadow of the Weisser Turm tower, accessible with subway (U1 line), Ehekarussell could be translate as "loosely the Marriage-Merry-Go-Round" The statue consists of a rough circle of visceral male and female figures that represent various points in a couple’s...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Lugano22
Reviewed 30 September 2018

The fountain at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin has always been my favourite but now I found a new one. This fountain/sculpture ensemble is fantastic. Beautiful love in youth is mixed with terrible figures later in life, marriage full of conflict and finally old age.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ugurd
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Sited right beside the Weisser Turm, this large, humorous bronze sculpture gives a grim representation of the trials of marriage. Wonderful

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jandlUk
Reviewed 12 August 2018

My family and I stopped at many fountains and statues in Nuremberg, and this was my favorite. It was our 30th wedding anniversary, and I got a kick out of this Marriage Carousel. There was a lot to look at, and the humor in it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank 329connier
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Pass the imposing White Tower (See My Review) and you arrive at this bizarre fountain called Ehekarussell, the "Marriage Carousel." Created by Hans Sach in 1571, this surreal gem depicts man and animal depicting various aspects of married life. Rather creepy, yet it is hard...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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